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  1. #31
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    Re: What is "Reasonable" Overtime?

    I say get an opinion from a HR person or Labour Lawyer(which I am not). imho legally they owe you a shitload of money and I think your bosses know that.
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    Re: What is "Reasonable" Overtime?

    yes, you are required to work overtime, according to your contract. and should whatever hit the fan, everyone should jump in and get it up and running.

    however - I do not see in your employment contract that you quoted, that it should be done for free. do they provide something like "leave in lieu of overtime"?

    do you dev for your company's own software, or software that they provide to other companies? ethical question - should they make money by planning on you working overtime? (with no work-life balance)

    what is the longest stint you work at a time? working extended hours will make it more likely that you are injured(even if traveling to and from work) . from a safety and health perspective you will fall under the OHSA (occupational health and safety act) I fall under the MHSA(mine health and safety act) - but the two are basically the same - so I have been exposed to some of it - even though I am no legal person. (so get your own legal advisor)

    http://www.labourguide.co.za/conditi...s-and-overtime
    a snips from the above interpretative page, but read it, and refer to the act itself
    No employee may work more than 45 hours per week normal time and the no employee may work more than 10 hours per week overtime. This applies irrespective of what industry you are in, because the act does not differentiate between different types of industry or employment environment.

    btw, the above is not the same as the BCEA, BCEA might say you need not to get paid for it, but OSHA says that you cannot work huge amounts of overtimes, and if you do, you need to be compensated
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    Re: What is "Reasonable" Overtime?

    ouch those overtime hours...
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